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ICA-AP New Delhi Staff

Mr. Balasubramanian (Balu) Iyer

Mr. Balasubramanian (Balu) Iyer joined as Regional Director for Asia-Pacific in April, 2014. Mr. Iyer has over 25 years’ experience managing international development operations and overseeing multiple country offices including experience building new offices from the ground up. Mr. Iyer worked in India in co-operative development before moving abroad to work on Asian regional concerns for overseas agencies, and in particular in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Korea, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. He has worked with the Aga Khan Rural Support Program, ActionAid India, International Development Exchange and the Asia Foundation.  Mr. Iyer was born in India and educated in India and the United States, receiving a degree in Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Technology at Durgapur, a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management at Anand, India, and Masters in Public Policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at U.C.Berkeley.

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Mr. K. Sethumadhavan

Mr. K. Sethumadhavan is a graduate from the Punjab University. He joined the ICA Regional Office in 1975. Currently he is working as Manager-Planning / Membership & Assistant to Regional Director. He is also responsible for various other project activities of the Regional Office. He acts as the Secretary to the ICA Committees on Human Resource Development and Research.

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Mr. Kulbhushan Kukreja

Mr. K. Kukreja works as the Manager Finance for the ICA Regional Office since 1987. He holds a Post Graduate/Masters Degree in Commerce with specilization in Accounting and Business Statistics. He also holds a post-graduate Diploma from a renowned Government Institute for Corporate Law and Management with specialization in Contract Act and Corporate Negotiaons. Mr. Kukreja is also responsible for the accounts and taxation matters of ICA - Asia & Pacific and its staff. He also handles the financial/accounting matters of the ICA Singapore Business office.

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Mr. A.K. Taneja

Mr. Ashok Kumar Taneja joined the ICA as a Programme Officer in 1990. He is a graduate with a Post-graduate Diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management. Prior to joining the ICA Regional Office, Mr. Taneja worked with the Delhi College of Engineering, the National Agricultural Co-operative Marketing Federation (NAFED) in various capacities. Currently he is working as Manager Administration.

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Mrs. Savitri Singh

Mrs. Savitri Singh has a Masters Degree in Political Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations. Since March 2002, she is working with ICA - Asia & Pacific as Advisor, Gender Programme & Communication. She is also responsible for HIV/AIDS Programme of ICA - Asia & Pacific. Prior to joining ICA Regional Office, she worked for eight years as deputy Manager HRD, in Tribal Co-operative Marketing Federation of India (TRIFED) and for four years as Deputy Director in-charge of International division and Women Co-operative division of the National Co-operative Union of India.

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Mr. Santosh P. Kumar

Santosh joined the ICA-AP regional offices in May, 2010 as a Program officer. He undertakes activities of the Youth Cooperative Committees in the region and has the task of generating and spreading awareness about youth’s involvement and participation in the cooperative difference.He Graduated in Law (Indraprastha University) with a Diploma in Cyber Law and currently pursuing P.G. Diploma in International Law and diplomacy. He has previously worked on WHO and UNDP projects and was an active member of The Youth Parliament Foundation, New Delhi. He was also elected National President for the Students for the promotion of International Law (SPIL), chapter member of ILSA during 2007 - 2008.

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Mr. Mohit Dave

Mr. Mohit Dave joined us in May, 2017 as a Research Officer for the ICA-EU Partnership on Cooperatives in Development: People-Centred Businesses in Action. He is a trained mechanical engineer from University of Mumbai and worked as an engineering consultant at Croydon-based Mott MacDonald, an employee-owned management, engineering and development consultancy. Later, he was selected for a brief stint at State Bank of India for its Youth-for-India fellowship program, where he partnered with grassroot organisations and producer cooperatives to streamline their agriculture value chain. While undergoing post graduation from Institute of Rural Management Anand, Mohit interned with a commodity trading firm in West Africa, based in Benin. He has experience in writing business plans for producer cooperatives and has won business school competitions in India and Singapore. Most of his work has been focused on implementing growth strategies, data analysis and partnership-building..

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Ms. Anam Mittra

Ms. Anam Mittra works as the Communications and Member Development Officer under the ICA-EU Partnership on Cooperatives in Development: people-centred businesses in action. She has previously worked at Nirantar- Centre for Gender and Education and the Pratham Education Foundation in New Delhi. She has completed her Masters in Development Studies from TISS, Mumbai and her second Masters in Development Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.

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